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Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department.

Petinaux B, Bhat R, Boniface K, et al. Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(1):18-25. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2009.07.011.

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February 9, 2011
Petinaux B, Bhat R, Boniface K, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(1):18-25.

This study found that only 3% of radiographs were misinterpreted by emergency physicians on a subsequent interpretation by a radiology attending. The most commonly missed findings included fractures, dislocations, and pulmonary nodules. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed radiographic errors in the emergency department.